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Focus South Africa: public and private Broadcasters – key issues?

How have public and private broadcasters positioned themselves within the South African new media environment? Panellists will discuss the multiplication of commercial televisions and their ability to overcome the financial difficulties that they might face. Speakers:  Fikile Hlongwane – Senior Manager ICT Licensing Services – ICASA Ziyanda Mngomezulu – General Manager – Group Content Services – […]

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Live social TV: The next broadcasting?

What is the impact of social media for TV broadcasters in Africa and how to use them. Speaker:  Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy – Strategic Media Partnership Manager Sub-Saharan Africa – Facebook Moderated by:  Milton Nkosi – Correspondent – BBC World News 

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A game changer : FTTH boom in South Africa

The surge in connectivity in South Africa is creating opportunities for content providers, 3 play operators, TV channels and OTTs, that could significantly expand their distribution in South Africa. The panelists will provide insights to understand the reality and perspectives brought by this evolution. Speakers: Bradley Hemphill- Digital Infrastructure Strategist - Lightstruck Mike Silber - [...]
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Broadcaster building a digital strategy for YouTube

TV broadcasters and content providers are developing their presence on YouTube and other online platforms. This panel will focus on the importance of having a digital strategy and how to boost interactivity and usage of online platform. Speakers: John Momoh – CEO & Chairman – Channels TV Addy Awofisayo-YouTube Content Partnerships, Sub Saharan Africa – YouTube […]

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Mobile operators going OTT TV & Video

Mobile operators hold a key position in Africa, yet they have not yet positioned themselves as significant players in the content industry.  The rise of connectivity access and affordability, along with the growing demand observed among the population could trigger a real change in the market. Speakers: Stephen Watson- Founder & Managing Director- DEOD Jojo […]

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Building a FTA DTH position

An increasing number of FTA offers are being deployed in SSA, led by ambitious platforms that managed to build a DTH position in countries where pay TV used to be the only large provider of channels. The panellists will provide insights on the key elements that enabled them to enter into people’s homes and on […]

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Television advertising in Africa : looking at the needs of the buyers

The African TV advertising market is still very much underdeveloped, compared to the rest of the world.  This panel will examine the issue from the point of the view of the advertisers. Speakers : Myke Mwai- Content Marketing and Brand Development- Startimes Africa Lynn Madeley- Chief Executive Officer- Havas Worldwide South Africa Seanice Lojede- Group […]

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African public broadcasters: how to enter the digital world?

Public broadcasters continue to dominate the national FTA TV landscape, but they are facing an increasing number of challenges caused primarily by the entry of private television, the continuous developments of pay TV and the need to adapt to digital. Speakers: Nirvana Singh- Manager: Industry Development- SABC TV Content Charles Mungai- Chief Digital strategist- Kenya […]

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Changing media landscape : private TV on the rise !

With the rapid and radical changes occurring in to the broadcasting environment we are witnessing new players enter the TV landscape to complement and compete with existing actors. The panel aims at understanding the specific challenges private broadcasters are facing in a context of digital migration. Speakers : Andrew Hanlon- Chief Executive & MD- TVC […]

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Overview of the TV and Broadcasting in Africa: roadmap for the coming years

Building a robust TV and broadcasting industry in Africa is far from easy, despite a greater demand for content. The accelerated mobile penetration, the arrival DTT FTA bouquets, OTT offerings and fiber initiatives are paving the way for more operators to join the bandwagon. Panellists will discuss the different scenarios of evolution of the market […]

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